• Impact’s Music Essentials: Female R&B

    Urmi Pandit Contemporary, female-led R&B music promotes empowerment, confidence and femininity. This is achieved through the messages of self-love and self-worth championed by certain talented women who dominate the genre. There have been many influential female R&B artists over the years who have created recognisable, popular anthems that I’m...
  • “Out of This World” – Album Review: Doja Cat – Planet Her

    Rose reviews Doja Cat's new album 'Planet Her' ...
  • Film Review: Uncut Gems

    In 2012, jeweller and philandering gambling addict Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler) attempts to auction off a rare black opal whilst trying to evade loan sharks, recoup losses, and forestall the disintegration of his marriage....
  • Album Watch: Bruno Mars, The Weeknd and more

    A lot of music comes out weekly, so over here at Impact we have given everything a listen so you don’t have to. Here are our top picks out of some of the recently released albums. Bruno Mars – 24K Magic While I’m sure this album was more of a...
  • Album Review: Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon

    It would be easy to call Lana Del Rey all style and no substance. Actually I have been for five years; her image as a musician is impeccable, probably the best in the world right now – every image she releases, every album cover and title, is deeply evocative...
  • Album Review: The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness

    The Weeknd is, for me, a hit or miss artist. Real name Abel Tesfaye, the man has a unique sound and a strong voice but his 2011 mixtapes were mostly shallow, mistaking lewdness for sexiness and too concerned with being trendy and mysterious to have any staying power. His...
  • TRACK REVIEW: Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd

    This track from Abel Tesfaye, you might know him by his pseudonym The Weeknd, set in motion his self-proclaimed ‘Chapter 3’ in the past couple of weeks. And by golly, what a chapter we have in store for us. His first two ‘chapters’ — Trilogy and Kissland — have...